Comm Internship & Job Newsletter: January 13th, 2016

Intern of the Week: Ariana Tayebi

COMM Internship & Job Newsletter 1/13/17

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>Spring Internship/ Independent Study opportunity: VR & Climate Change

-Started at MIT and backed by a growing coalition of prominent academics, artists, technology and community partners, Before It's Too Late (BITL) is an emerging organization delivering a virtual reality (VR) experience that viscerally localizes climate issues in profound vignettes and group simulations that bring to life future worlds driven by user decisions. BITL is developing its pilot program for Southeast Florida, which has been dubbed America’s ground zero for climate change. We are recruiting a multi-university team (about 20-24 total members) to implement spring semester projects (Feb- May with potential to extend) to help conduct due diligence, stakeholder engagement and program planning for the BITL pilot. The team will be interdisciplinary and consist of six sub-teams: Data, Solutions, Stories, VR, Social Science and Business. Learn more about the projects.

-To apply, please send your resume and an email to which provides your relevant background and interests, sub-team preference(s) and personal goals for the project. Open to both undergraduates and graduates. Applications are due by Jan 20. We will reach out for a short phone interview and finalize teams by February.


>APA Internal Intern Program

-Description of Office the Practice Communications office disseminates information to psychologists and the public about the practice of psychology. The office produces online and print news for psychologists on practice issues such as electronic health records, diagnostic codes, and interstate and telehealth practices. Through the APA Psychology Help Center, Public Education Campaign, the Disaster Resource Network, and media outreach, the office also communicates the benefit of psychology to the public. This spring, the office will be developing a comprehensive communications strategy to launch APA’s clinical practice guidelines.

-Internship responsibilities and expectations The Practice Communications office seeks an undergraduate or graduate student who is a strong writer with professional interest in communications, journalism, and/or psychology

-The intern would: Participate in communications strategy and media outreach for the launch of APA’s clinical practice guidelines and APA’s annual Stress in America survey. Research scholarly databases, identify articles, and organize and summarize information for use to: Promote APA’s new clinical practice guidelines, including information for consumer and insurance audiences. Update disaster research and information for APA’s Disaster Resource Network. Write fact sheets on common psychology topics for the public to be posted on APA’s Psychology Help Center. Prepare for and participate in APA’s Practice Leadership Conference, March 4-7, 2017. The intern would gain knowledge about the workings of a member and public communications department in a large, national, non-profit association, learn about two national volunteer networks that share helpful psychology information with the public, and find out about the latest issues and developments for practicing psychologists.

-Type of Internship: Credited and unpaid                    

-Timing of Internship: Spring semester

-Application: Please apply for this internship via APA’s internship webpage. Please include a cover letter, resume, and brief (1-2 pages) writing sample. Writing samples can be an essay about a scholarly journal article, an article published in a school paper or other publication, a press release completed for a class assignment, etc. Please direct questions about the internship to Margie Bird at 


>WOFL TV Fox35/WRBW TV My65, Orlando/WOGX TV Fox51, Gainesville

-Multiple positions: check out and apply through


-Social/Promotion Producer TEMP/Orlando: Conceptualize/produce daily promotional social media segments and on-air content supporting the FOX Triopoly in Central Florida. Participate in community events.   Must have a proven track record of producing conversational yet compelling promotional content that jumps off your newsfeed as well as on-air.  Must have proven engagement on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms through custom posts/videos/memes. Must possess top-notch writing skills. and a desire to win every day.  Must have a clear understanding of how to sell news stories and station programming to targeted demographics.  Ability to meet tight deadlines is key.  Must be able to work flexible hours and shifts, including some weekends and holidays. A minimum of one-year television promotion experience; a degree in communications or related field; a good understanding of graphics and visual effects along with proficiency with Microsoft Office preferred.  Adobe Premiere experience is a must. Shooting, lighting and photographic experience a plus. 

-Producer: (Regular Full Time / Orlando): Produce and meet strategic goals for assigned newscasts.  Create newscasts with impact by writing stories and teases creatively and effectively.  Research and present compelling story ideas at daily editorial meetings.  Utilize social media tools to engage and attract viewers.  Strong creative writing skills and editorial judgment are a must.  Working knowledge of newsroom computer systems, the Internet, graphic and production equipment, ENG & SNG remotes is desirable.  College degree in an applicable discipline such as broadcast journalism.  A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a television news department producing newscasts.  Must work well under deadline pressure during breaking news.

-Reporter/Digital Journalist (Regular Full Time / Orlando): Provide original news content for WOFL, WOGX, com and various social media platforms by successfully accomplishing the following: gather news information including; conducting live and taped interviews; write stories and deliver news reports on-air, on-line and other media platforms.  These platforms require the Digital Journalist to shoot and edit video and present material in an engaging manner.  Must contribute to social media efforts; initiate research, and enterprise stories.  Must be a self-starter, able to work independently, have outstanding time management skills and complete required assignments on deadline. Strong working knowledge of technical aspects of television news production required, including digital and web-based news gathering tools and non-linear editing such as AVID.  A 4-year college degree is required with emphasis in Communications or Journalism and a minimum of three years’ experience preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license, must be able to meet driving requirements. Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

-Photographer (Regular Full Time / Orlando): Shoots and edits video and audio for newscasts, news programming, promotion and other station related purposes.  Operates ENG vehicles and equipment.  Self-motivated, creative storyteller with strong photography and editing skills and a full understanding of live truck operations.  Working knowledge of: P-2 camera systems and AVID/Adobe Premier edit systems, Dejero/LiveU backpacks, lighting and sound equipment, and newsroom computer systems considered a plus. At least 2 years’ experience as a photographer/editor in a television news department is preferred.  Willingness and ability to travel for story assignments. Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record.


-Account Executive (Full Time/Orlando): Develop understanding of FOX35, MY65 and com products. This is a multi-platform sales opportunity responsible for increasing share on transactional accounts, generating new non-traditional business and online sales.  Develop relationships with existing TV advertisers and their agencies.  Produce and present effective sales strategies to existing and developed accounts that solve client problems and increase station revenues. College degree and a minimum of two years’ work experience preferred.  Candidate should possess top communication skills and be service oriented.  Experience with new business development preferred.  Knowledge of Scarborough, NSI, Wide Orbit, Media Sales, Rentrak and general computer skills a plus.  Must have valid driver’s license.

-Account Executive (Full Time/ Gainesville): Develop understanding of FOX51’s product.  Market the station to the advertising community.  Produce and present effective sales strategies to existing and developed accounts that solve client problems and increase station revenues.  Develop relationships with developmental retail clients, existing TV advertisers and their agencies. College degree or equivalent work experience.  Candidate should possess top communication skills and be service oriented.  Experience with new business development preferred.  Knowledge of Scarborough, NSI, Wide Orbit, TV Scan and general computer skills a plus.  Must have valid driver’s license.  This position is in our Gainesville office.

>Red Edge

-Video Production Intern: You’ve got skills but you need a place to show them off. Grab an internship with a Beltway band of pirates! Red Edge, a digital advocacy firm serving leading organizations defending free enterprise, is looking for a kick-ass young whippersnapper to come in and help out—in a meaningful way. While there may be some coffee runs, we’re looking for someone who doesn’t need babysitting and who can learn and offer their own ideas.

-The perfect RedTern will: Be a go-getter who isn’t afraid to take ownership over projects and tasks. Be willing to bring their own ideas to further our creativity and help brainstorm projects and produce compelling content. Have video production, animation or editing experience. Use immense attention to detail to create high quality work. Leave with an effusive recommendation and demonstrable work to show future employers (hey, maybe that’s us!) Location: We’re located near the Courthouse Metro stop in Arlington, which means you’ll be close to some of the best restaurants and bars in the DC area. Pay: We pay, rates depending on the RedTern. About Red Edge: We have extensive experience in creating and implementing digital strategies, campaigns, and products—ranging from brand conception, design, coding, targeted advertising, and community management—for leading international corporations, major trade associations, political parties, charities, and more.

-Submit: Please submit fun / creative samples you’ve worked on in the past along with a resume to

>The Republican National Committee

-The Republican National Committee is seeking interns to work at the national headquarters in Washington, DC this summer.

-The program runs May 31 - August 4, 2017 with full time positions available in all our departments. Interns will receive a stipend for their time. Qualified applicants should submit a resume, two letters of recommendation and a completed RNC Internship application to More information can be found on our website at Applications for the summer are due Friday, February 10, 2017. Please contact the intern coordinator at (202) 863-8630 if you have any questions.

-An RNC Application was sent to the COMM student email listserv.

>Volunteer Fairfax

-IT (DreamWeaver) and Social Media Intern: Intern will, under close supervision, assist with Website updating (Dreamweaver) and Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) management. Supervisors will provide content and will review the intern’s progress at uploading content, updates and changes. May instruct staff on technology functions. May assist with the everyday operations of the volunteer center.

-Unpaid internship, application deadline is ongoing, will work flexible hours (8-16 per week), Organizational Hours are 9-5, located in Fairfax, VA.

-Duties: Become familiar with mission and procedures of the volunteer center. Will upload content to the Volunteer Fairfax website (DreamWeaver CS6) regarding programs and activities of the volunteer center. Content and graphics will be provide. Will upload/schedule Social Media posts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube). Most content is provided. Work closely with regular staff and volunteers. Duties as assigned.

-Qualifications: Be proficient in Adobe DreamWeaver CS6 and other Adobe products (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) a plus. Be proficient in Social Media platforms. Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Must possess superior oral and written communication skills. Must be extremely organized and detail oriented. Must have excellent time management skills. Must have ability to work independently as well as in partnership with team. Must be able to work to deadlines. Must have reliable transportation. Be ready to report to work in the immediate future

-To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to Angela Starling at In subject line of email: Place “DreamWeaver”. Please state why you’re interested in the position. At the interview, be prepared to share your experience with DreamWeaver and Social Media.

>OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation

-Part-time PR/Marketing Position: OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation is a trusted leader and innovator in delivering background investigations to government agencies and corporations located throughout the nation. We are trying to recruit Investigators and need help in Marketing/Social Media/Public Relations to do it! We are located in Chantilly, VA. Job Description: This Public Relations/Marketing position provides hands on experience in developing and implementing social media marketing programs; email marketing campaigns, and content marketing and design. This position is a tremendous opportunity for an enthusiastic, intelligent go-getter. The person in this position will work with Director of Recruiting and Staff. The position is for 10-20 hours/week business hours and will be compensated.


Public RelationsDesign marketing pieces, advertising Referral Bonuses, Job Fairs, and Special Events. Assist in publication of a Recruiting Newsletter by designing graphics and layout. Photograph events for publication

-Social Media: Assist with OMNIPLEX’s social media recruiting strategy through these responsibilitiesPromote the company’s recruiting presence and position openings through social advertising such as Linked In, Twitter and OMNIPLEX’s Facebook page. Implement a regular posting schedule across the company. Help develop and maintain a content editorial calendar to manage content and plan specific, timely recruiting marketing campaigns. Posting of relevant, high-quality content

-Requirements: Knowledge of digital marketing with emphasis on Social Media, Knowledge of In-Design and Photo Shop, Efficiency in MS Office Suite, Strong verbal and written communication skills, Self-motivated and organized, Enrolled in Marketing, Communications or Public Relations 4-year degree program

-Preferred: Junior or Senior level college student. Portfolio of design examples, newsletters, promotion.

-Please send resumes to with the position title in the subject line.


-North American Summer Fellows Program: The application will go live on January 4th, 2017.

-Ketchum’s gamified process shifts the focus to how candidates think vs. just what they have “done”. While past internships are still beneficial, raw talent and creative problem solving are essential too! Applicants will complete a variety of challenges that will measure their creative, digital, writing and general PR skills. All responses will then be posted and applicants and Ketchum counselors can vote and comment on all posts. Top applicants will be chosen to proceed to the interview stage based on the points they earn. Are you ready for this game changer? Game on! We are looking for candidates with strong writing capabilities, intellectual curiosity, an interest in digital, savvy with social media and a strong work ethic. Candidate should also be eager to learn and willing to go above and beyond.

-Please note that the last day to apply to the Ketchum Fellows Program is Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

-This opportunity is only available to students expected to complete their undergraduate or graduate degrees in 2017 and 2018. If you meet the qualifications to participate in the LaunchPad “game”, you will be required to answer the challenge questions between February 3rd through February 6th as well as participate in the LaunchPad game between February 8th and February 17th.

-Are you ready to kick start your communication career? Experience the full spectrum of the Communications profession in the city of your choice. Click here to view our current openings:

>In Good Company Wellness, LLC

-Digital Media Technician Intern: Forward-thinking, innovative health and wellness company is seeking an experienced audio visual technician with strong knowledge and understanding of the digital media landscape. Projects include creating podcasts and short, informative videos. Candidates hoping to gain a ton of great practical real world experience to add to their portfolio, and be part of an exciting, dynamic team should apply. The intern for this project will work 10-12 hours each week, and will need strong critical thinking skills. This is a 3-month unpaid intern position, but can possibly to into a part-time, paid position thereafter.

-Responsibilities: Developing and editing podcasts and short videos. Assisting in social media campaigns and strategy. Working and communicating effectively with the digital media team

-Qualifications: Strong experience in digital media. Understanding of the digital marketplace. Ability to manage multiple tasks. Currently enrolled student.

-To apply: Please send resumes to


>American Heart Association

-Special Events Internship for Spring 2017: The Social Events Team at the American Heart Association is seeking a Special Events Intern for the Spring 2017 semester. The Social Events team is responsible for the execution and fundraising associated with the following events: The DC Heart Ball, an elegant black-tie, celebration of the life-saving work of the American Heart Association bringing together more than 500 of the region’s most prominent medical, corporate, and community leaders. The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, exceptional live and silent auctions. The event is expected to raise $1,500,000 for the AHA. 33rd Annual Golf Tournament, a captain’s choice scramble that supports the fight against heart disease and stroke. Senior level executive leaders from across the metropolitan DC region compete in the tournament. The event day includes breakfast, silent auction, raffle items, and post-event awards dinner. In 2016, participants raised more than $225,000 for the mission of the AHA.

-Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assist with day of event execution and attend the Heart Ball on February 25, 2017 and the Golf Tournament on April 24, 2017. Research and solicit auction donations from hotels, restaurants, luxury brands, etc. Work with our auction software, Greater Giving, to catalog and organize auction items. Manage RSVP process and table seating. Update website and Facebook pages with auction previews. Assist in the preparation of the Heart Ball and Golf Tournament. Other special projects as assigned.

-This is a great opportunity to work with a well-known organization, learn, build your resume and gain invaluable experience. The ideal candidate must: Possess strong written and oral communication skills. Have an interest in event planning and/or nonprofits. Be able to travel to our Arlington office (3 blocks from the Ballston metro in Virginia). Be comfortable with administrative tasks, such as printing jobs, mailings and office organization. Be detail oriented, hardworking, and a self-starter.

-There is a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week and class credit can be arranged. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to: Alee Petrucelli Special Events Coordinator, Social Events American Heart Association

 >Every Child Fed

-Social Media & Communications Intern: Seeking a candidate interested in international development, nonprofit management, social business and issues related to children, malnutrition, public health, and agricultural development in Africa. We are looking for an intern who can work a minimum of 20 hours a week.  Must have own computer and be able to work from our office in Sterling and from home. This internship is unpaid, but may lead to paid opportunities.-

-Duties & Responsibilities include (but aren’t limited to): Produce weekly text and image content for ECF’s social media platforms. Track weekly interaction and analytics in regards to social media platforms. Draft, proofread, and edit communication material for external audiences such as reports, newsletters, blog. Draft and assist in the maintenance of website content. Keep up and update social media audiences with current events and news. Provide support in event and fundraising planning, and marketing efforts. Attend meetings and conferences as appropriate

-Qualifications: Knowledge and experience with social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.), blogging, and supporting applications (HootSuite, WordPress, etc.). Familiarity with social media analytics. Familiarity and/or experience with NGOs and international organizations. Graphic design experience and ability to use editing software and apps to produce social media content (Canva, Adobe Photoshop, etc.). Ability to work quickly, efficiently, and meet short deadlines. Must be a self-starter, responsible, mature, highly organized, detail oriented, and able to work independently. Dynamic, creative, and entrepreneurial work style and ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously. Must have solid writing, editing and communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Google Docs, and Adobe Acrobat. Undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates are welcome to apply. Selected candidates must be legally allowed to work in the US without any need for Visa sponsorship now or in the future.

-Please send a resume and cover letter to No calls please.


>Tim Hugo Group: Free File Alliance and CERCA

-Communications Intern for Spring 2017: The Free File Alliance is seeking a self-starting communications major/digital native to intern this coming Spring Semester 2017 to help the organization in its media efforts. Assignments would include monitoring print media for FFA articles, help to develop an online footprint, administrate organizational social media strategy, and help users who could benefit from their services connect with the organizations via popular media. This internship will focus on traditional basics of digital communication, advertising, and social media outreach and development.

-Responsibilities include but are not limited to: engaging key social media users, identifying and developing relationships with key users, graphic and video content production for promotion on the organization’s social media platforms.

-Skills necessary include: deep working knowledge of popular social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, commitment to organizational social media strategy. Professional writing and peer-to-peer digital communication skills.

-Preferred competencies include: web design, graphic design, video and visual content editing.

-Free File Alliance:


-Contact Vickie Hull for more information:


Future Opportunities to Look Out for…

  • The White House Internship Program
  • The application period is now closed. Please check this link in the future to see when there will be openings as well as follow the program on Twitter to get updates! This is a great opportunity for Mason students because we are so close to DC! There are currently Mason students interning there now!
  • Follow @WHInternship on Twitter!
  • White House Internships are available within 16 different Presidential Departments. Learn more about internships within each department.
  • Check out this link for more information: